DNREC announces grants for fast EV charging stations
DELAWARE – The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control is working toward building more charging stations for electric vehicles.
A $1.4 million grant will allow businesses, gas stations, towns, and residential property owners to apply for fast charging stations. These stations allow an electric vehicle to get nearly 100 miles of range in a 20 to 30-minute window. DNREC says the grant is enough for three locations, based on the needs in a community and which locations would see the most use.
They say making charging more convenient, could encourage more people to make the switch to electric vehicles.
“Each vehicle we can transition makes a huge difference there are now over 4,000 vehicles on the road in Delaware and there’s more each week coming on board so the need is growing and we are responding to that need,” said DNREC Climate Administrator Susan Love.
Love tells us DNREC is expecting bids from private companies to come in over the next several months. Those companies will be linked with fast charging station companies, with construction expected to begin by the fall of 2022 or winter of 2023.
Love tells us more progress with charging could be on the way, as more federal dollars become available.